PADDOCK LAKE — Electors in the Westosha-Central High School District will see a $39.6 million facility referendum on the April 6 general election ballot.
The Board of Education voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve the necessary resolutions to seek authorization to borrow money needed for building needs that were identified through a facility assessment last year.
The vote came after two residents addressed the board during the citizen comments portion of the meeting. One called for the district to hold off given the uncertain economic times and the other objected to the scope of the project.
Resident Tom Reilly said he has generally supported school referendums in the past and does agree with the needs set forth. But, he said, “this is really not the time,” given the financial hardships small businesses and families are facing.
“We don’t need it right now,” Reilly said. “Let’s…